The fourth annual Morningside Mile 1-mile race and block party benefitting Fire Station 19 in Virginia Highland is Oct. 20 from noon to 2 p.m.

Participants and non-runners alike are invited to enjoy an afternoon of festivities at the Morningside Village shopping center, including the annual Doc Chey’s noodle eating contest, music, food and family fun provided by local businesses and Atlanta firefighters.

Race registration is currently open and the number of participants is limited this year. Registered runners get a technical race hat, free SweetWater beer or Yoforia frozen yogurt, and a raffle ticket for a chance to win local merchant gift cards.

Cash prizes will be awarded for Overall ($200 for fastest male and female runners), Masters ($100 for fastest over 40 male and female runners) and Grand Masters ($50 for fastest over 50 male and female runners).

New this year, teams of four can enter the race and the fastest team will win a $100 Doc Chey’s gift card. For the runner who gets the closest time to 4:20, he or she will win a deluxe SweetWater prize pack including four tickets to the brewery and tasting, SweetWater apparel and other prizes.

Runners can register in-store at Phidippides and Highland Runners or online at morningsidemile.com. The deadline is today.

Last year’s Morningside Mile raised $8,000 for Atlanta for Fire Station 19.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.